Chomley Farran Dianthus Plants

Hello, friend. If you have clicked on this page, (and you clearly have), then we are pleased to inform you that you have found THE must-grow flower of the season. As it turns out, Chomley Farran was also THE must-grow flower of the 1700's - yes, this exact flower. This Carnation (Dianthus) is an antique flower; a relic of the past.

Chomley Farran is the lone survivor of a type of Dianthus called the "Bizarres" - over 200 varieties of carnations with irregular stripes and spots on their fluttery 2" bicolor and tricolor blooms - which were bred progressively into different flowers throughout the Victorian Era. The tart-red and heather-purple bicolor fantasy of the Chomley Farran is the last known "Bizarre", and she's the essence of timeless.

Call us old fashioned, but we adore Carnations. Their clove-like fragrance is gorgeous, and the petals are sweet and edible.

Includes three young plants, grown in 2.5” diameter pots.

Plant Info
Botanical Name
Dianthus caryophyllus
2 ft when full grown
9" between plants
Full sun or part shade
Grows everywhere in the USA (perennial in zones 4-9, annual in other zones)
Kids & Pets & Deer
Edible for humans, mildly toxic to dogs, and Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Indoor & Pots
Grows well in containers outside
Growing Info
How to Plant Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball. Fill a little bit of the loose dirt back into the hole and tuck your plant in so the base of the stem is even with the top of the hole. Now fill in the rest of the soil around the roots, give the soft ground around the base of your new plant friend a few solid pats to compress the soil onto the roots, and a long, gentle drink of water
Where to Plant Find a place that gets a decent amount of sun, with rich, well-draining soil
When to Plant Plant outside in the late spring, once the soil has warmed up. Avoid the heat of the day when planting — plant in the early morning, late afternoon, or by the light of the moon
When to Expect Blooms Mid-summer through frost
Care Instructions Water regularly until they get established, and then give them extra water during dry spells. Pick blooms to encourage more
Extra Credit Trim back faded foliage and stems until the plant is about 1/2 the size in fall for over-wintering
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  • Hi i got these a while back from you guys. Planted them and kept indoors with natural light and then moved the pot to the deck in may, Green spikes are growing great yet no hint of any buds at all. Same with with the geum that i ordered from you guys. Any advice? You guys were very helpful with my beautiful amaryllis story complete with happy ending lol..Thanks!

    Both of these are perennial plants, so if you can plant them into the ground and you should see blooms for sure next spring!

  • Hi! I placed a pre-order for the Chomley Farran in February. Are there any updates on shipping for this plant?

    These will ship in the fall to bloom in the spring!